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Ethelbert meaning and name origin
Ethelbert \e-thelbe-rt, eth(el)-bert\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ethelbert is "noble, bright". The original form Aethelbert or Aethelbeorht, formed from aethel meaning "noble" and berht meaning "bright, famous", and thus the Old English equivalent of Albert. The name of three Anglo-Saxon kings, two of whom became saints: Saint Ethelbert of Kent whom Saint Augustine converted to Christianity, and Saint Ethelbert of the East Angles to whom Hereford Cathedral is dedicated.
For more information, see also the related name Elbert.
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Popularity of Ethelbert
Ethelbert is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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